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Discolored Underarm Facts

Imagine getting dressed in your best sleeveless dress and attending a very special celebration or event. Every time that you think about your discolored underarms the fun factor drops to zero. The rest of the evening is spent finding creative ways to shield your underarm from view. According to dermatologists, many people suffer with discolored underarms or dark armpits. Dark armpits take on a negative and very ominous role in their daily lives, making it almost impossible for them to relax and enjoy themselves sleeveless. Let's delve deeper into this irritating problem and discuss what to do for dark underarms.

What Causes Dark Underarms
Research show these causes lead to dark arm pits.

-Acanthosis nigricans is an underlying medical condition that causes dark spots on the body and especially arm pits.

-People who sweat heavily develop dark armpits. The sweat collects in the folds of the skin and does not dry out completely. This leads to a buildup of uric acid which darkens the skin.

-Shaving underarm hair leads to ingrown hair problems in many people. The ingrown hairs are very coarse and dark. Thus, making the area appear much darker.

-Bacterial Infections might lead to darkening in the under arm region.

-The type of deodorant or antiperspirant used might also cause an allergic reaction and lead to darkening under the arms.

-We've also discovered that in some people this condition is inherited or passed along generation to generation.

Remedy for Dark Underarms
Here is what to do for dark underarms.

-Shaving and using strong chemical hair removers under the arms darkens the skin. Consider an alternative method to remove hair under the arms. For example, professional waxing treatments or natural sugaring testaments.

-In general, poor hygiene also contributes to discolored underarms problems. Wash the arm pit area once or twice per day with a mild natural soap to remedy this problem.

-Consider changing deodorants or the antiperspirant used to see if this improves the condition.

- Here is a natural home remedy to lighten the dark arm pitís area. Do this when you shower or take a bath. Take a fresh lemon, cut it in half. Rub the freshly cut lemon under cleaned arm pits. Lemon is a natural lightener. It might take several treatments before results are noticeable.

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